European Indirect Tax Manager

Place of work

Remote work

Wage (gross)

From 2 500 EUR/month

Contract type


Job description, responsibilities and duties

Role overview:
The European Indirect Tax Manager, will play a key role supporting the development of a centralized European Indirect Tax Function, as part of an overall strategy to standardize, centralize and automate tax processes.
The role will be based in a European Business Services Center.

Responsibilities will be to:
- Drive the current work stream of transition of VAT processes to our Shared Services Centers (in Europe and India) to standardize, centralize and automate indirect tax processes across Europe
- Develop indirect tax strategies and execute priorities, oversee and enhance compliance processes mainly in the Europe region
- Stay informed of indirect tax legislative changes in Europe and ensure proper communication and implementation
- Ensure correct VAT application and set-up in the accounting processes of companies within the LH Group including the support the finance team(s) with the set-up of VAT codes and reports in SAP
- Lead technology innovation opportunities in order to support the automation, growth and innovation of the Indirect Tax function, as well as data analytics and digitization initiatives
- Be a key contact for VAT authorities and assists during audits
- Contribute to the evolution of the global Tax Centralization model, and support the regional service centers and global Tax functions in optimizing their performance delivery to the business
- Lead and support initiatives to manage the standardized, centralized and automated other Tax related work streams, as well as to closely manage any external partnerships
- Long term: be the head of the function and support countries in tax planning and tax compliance, as well as during local tax audits

Other benefits

As the European SSC for LafargeHolcim our employees can develop their profession in many aspects:
- Daily usage of English language (+ opportunity to learn more languages)
- Develop the technical and soft skills
- Be a part of process improvements

And be motivated with additional benefits and development plan for each specialist:
- Social events and teambuildings
- Sports activities and Multisport card
- Support for local communities and volunteering
- Eco- friendly office
- Fruit days
- Supporting of healthy lifestyle
- Modern Office in the center of Košice
- Discounts at restaurants
- Possibility of Home office
- Possibility for career growth
- Training and development possibilities - soft skills and hard skills
- Language courses
- Young working team
- Referral program

Required education

University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Tax, Economics, Auditing, Finance and related fields

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Required experience


Personality requirements and skills

Required professional experience:
- Minimum 4 years’ experience leading Indirect Tax processes and/or functions
- Preferably experience in Finance transformation programs or projects in complex corporate environments
- Preferably, background in consulting as well as corporate environment
- Experience in a true multinational and multicultural environment
- Proven stakeholder management and people management competencies

Knowledge and skills:
- Very good experience in EU VAT and Swiss VAT
- Strong knowledge of and practical experience with SAP
- Strong expertise in leading indirect taxes processes in a central shared service center
- Strong expertise in Indirect Tax, Tax digitalization including outsourcing and offshoring
- Good communicator (verbally and in writing)
- Informal and collaborative leadership skills
- Proven ability to coordinate and lead (project) team members from multiple internal departments and external vendors
- Strong ability in managing key stakeholders
- Proactive and hands-on approach
- Pragmatic and strong execution focus, structured working style
- English min. B2 - other languages are a plus

Taxation competencies:
- Communicate knowledge of the operation and scope of the tax system, obligations of taxpayers, and the implications of non-compliance and advise on tax planning
- Advise ethically on strategic tax plans and compute the tax liabilities of individuals, companies and groups of companies
- Explain and compute the effects of value added tax (VAT) / goods and services tax (GST) and indirect tax on incorporated and unincorporated businesses and advises appropriately

Brief description of the company

European Business Services´s team, located in a modern and dynamic office in the heart of Košice, is providing financial and administration support for LafargeHolcim’s branches within Europe. Our SSC was established in 2014 on green field developing its international projects within Europe.
In the development phase of the company we provide a unique experience to our employees, where they are using their language skills on daily basis (with English as the corporate language), grow professionally with their expertise, and development in the hard skills as well as soft skills area. With team work as one of the main domain we have been able to grow our business in international measures and continue to expand to more countries.

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Main focus of the company's activities

Accounting and auditing activities

Information about the selection process

Do you want to be a part of our BSC? Send us your structured CV in English.
Chosen candidates are contacted by HR for a short phone interview.
Due to capacity reasons we do not contact all candidates.
Candidates CV, who are not contacted via phone, will be saved in our database for future possible cooperation.
Next step is a personal interview with internal HR.

Company address

LafargeHolcim EBS
Hlavná 69/111
040 01 Košice
ID: 3880094  Dátum zverejnenia: 30.12.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 500 EUR/month